Navigation Links
Geneticists receive funding to improve citrus production and health
Date:11/20/2013

large amounts of citrus genomic data that are possible to generate today as well as the availability of technologies for detecting SNPs accurately, it is possible now to design high-density SNP arrays for citrus.

When developed, the array will allow investigators to rapidly determine the particular SNPs present in a citrus variety or hybrid. The thousands of SNPs detected with this array will then be related to the traits displayed by the various individuals studied.

"We will use this tool to study essentially all trees in our Citrus Variety Collection and several large citrus families in which individuals vary for traits of economic importance," said Roose, the chair of the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences. "We will then correlate the particular SNPs carried by an individual to measured traits such as disease resistance and fruit quality."

Specifically, the team of researchers, including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, will first develop sequences for a large and diverse set of citrus varieties. They will then analyze all available sequence data to identify SNPs and select a subset of SNPs to be used on the array. The SNP array will be manufactured by a commercial company. Next, they will apply the assay to the Citrus Variety Collection, breeding populations used for mapping disease resistance and tolerance, and populations already selected for fruit quality traits.

"A valuable outcome of this project will be a comprehensive understanding of relationships among citrus varieties and how these relate to economically valuable characters," Roose said.

UC Riverside has a long tradition in citrus research, with citrus production and development of new varieties being a major focus. Used extensively to solve citrus disease problems and improve commercial varieties, the university's
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. CSHL geneticists solve mystery of EEC Syndromes variable severity in children
2. HIV -- Geneticists map human resistance to AIDS
3. In search for a vaccine, IU biologist receives $2.3 million to explore chlamydia genomics
4. WHOI researchers, collaborators receive $1.4 million grant to study life in oceans greatest depths
5. Renowned geneticist R. Rodney Howell receives ACMG Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
6. UF receives $1 million from Keck Foundation to study mechanisms of inherited disease
7. Gladstone scientist Warner C. Greene receives Washington University School of Medicine Alumni Award
8. Carnegies Wolf B. Frommer receives Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology
9. UC Riverside plant cell biologist receives top scientific honor
10. UC Riverside receives grant for global health and development research
11. Washington University receives $8 million to lead international childhood malnutrition effort
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Geneticists receive funding to improve citrus production and health
(Date:9/19/2014)... unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University ... both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual ... robots made from soft, flexible materials. , With ... and other advances in manufacturing technology, soft robotics ... principles drawn from conventional rigid robot design, but ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... sense of fairness did not evolve for the sake ... the benefits of continued cooperation, so say Frans de ... review article about inequity aversion (IA), which is defined ... is published in Science . , Their ... IA-related studies to address their hypothesis that it is ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... new study shows that legume plants regulate their ... molecules that are transmitted through the plant structure ... number of bacteria-holding nodules in the roots. This ... National Institute for Basic Biology, the Graduate University ... for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan. , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs 2Evolution of responses to (un)fairness 2Evolution of responses to (un)fairness 3For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root 2
... painted with gold purify the air when they are ... of Technology experts have discovered. Associate Professor Zhu ... Sciences said that glaziers in medieval forges were the ... different sizes. Professor Zhu said numerous church ...
... detailed images of the body,s anatomy. Thanks to novel ... scientist Eric Ahrens, MRI can be used to visualize ... in the living body. The ability to non-invasively locate ... aid the study and treatment of cancer, inflammation, and ...
... August 20, 2008 New phase 2 data published ... investigational oral drug PTC124 demonstrates activity in nonsense-mutation cystic ... PTC124 results in statistically significant improvements in the chloride ... study was conducted at the Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital ...
Cached Biology News:Air-purifying church windows early nanotechnology 2Carnegie Mellon MRI technology that non-invasively locates, quantifies specific cells in the body 2Carnegie Mellon MRI technology that non-invasively locates, quantifies specific cells in the body 3PTC124 shows activity in cystic fibrosis; Phase 2 proof-of-concept data published in Lancet 2PTC124 shows activity in cystic fibrosis; Phase 2 proof-of-concept data published in Lancet 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... Jose, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... Nanotechnology and its potential to revolutionize the world ... agencies, multinational corporations and small start-ups. The early ... funded research projects largely due to the high ... investments. Government budgets earmarked for this evolving technology ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 BioTech News ... patents and results of studies and trials.  Companies in ... Company (NYSE: LLY ), Gilead Sciences Inc. ... CELG ) and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) ... developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announced ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... The new , Healthcare and Life Sciences Review ... PharmaBoardroom.com for free download , looks beyond ... economy in 2009, and the austerity measures that followed, to ... times of trouble. "Despite the crisis, ... and the general conditions to invest are favorable to the ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 A novel robotic system that ... is currently being tested as part of a biomedical ... Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, ... cancer biopsies faster, more accurate, less costly, and less ... the potential to deliver prostate cancer therapies with greater ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 2Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 3Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 4Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 5Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 6Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 7PharmaBoardroom Releases New Spain Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Spain Pharmaceuticals Report 3Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 3Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 4Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 5Worcester Polytechnic Institute Participates in Clinical Trial for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Biopsies 6
... Sweden has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and ... results, from an early phase clinical trial with 10 patients, ... Science Translational Medicine . "This study is important because ... cornea can integrate with the human eye and stimulate regeneration," ...
... Enterprise Institute (Mtech) Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF) will double ... equipment, and create a pilot plant for biofuels in College ... from the Maryland Biotechnology Center . "The ... make sure the BSF,s capabilities are available to the growing ...
... bioserie is first to market with a line ... device owners the protection they demand while using only ... use of the latest in bioplastics technology offers considerably ... of environmental toxic pollution once the cover is discarded. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Seeing the world with new eyes: Biosynthetic corneas restore vision in humans 2Mtech Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility to Double in Staff and Size, Expand to Shady Grove, Create Pilot Plant for Biofuels in College Park 2Mtech Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility to Double in Staff and Size, Expand to Shady Grove, Create Pilot Plant for Biofuels in College Park 3bioserie Introduces the World's First 'Made of Plants' iPhone 4 Cover 2
... fluorescent and highly photostable FluoSpheres microspheres ... a variety of applications requiring probes ... Unfortunately, protein- and other macromolecule-labeled microspheres ... them to bind to non-target surfaces ...
Goat polyclonal to Duffy / FY / DARC...
SMVT (N-14)...
... Description: Proteinase K is a highly ... range of applications purified from the fungus T. ... carboxyl group of N-substituted hydrophobic aliphatic and aromatic ... a serine protease. Proteinase K is useful in ...
Biology Products: